Friday, September 23, 2005

The state terrorism of Bush and Blair.

There is an article in the Guardian this morning on whether Bomber Harris, war time head of the British Air Force, was a terrorist. That is an oblique approach to the more central issue of whether Bush and Blair will be seen by history as terrorists.

Another article this morning from Global Analyst picks key public addresses about Islamism by President Bush very early on in 2001 and 2002, which have continued up to the present. I juxtapose possible statements about Bush and Blair’s Christian terror. Bush is quoted in italics.

“The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That's not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace. These terrorists don't represent peace. They represent evil and war.”

“The face of terror is not the true faith of Christianity. That’s not what Christianity is all about. Christianity is peace. These terrorists, Bush and Blair, don’t represent peace. They represent evil and war.”

“The terrorists are traitors to their own faith, trying, in effect, to hijack Islam itself.”

“The terrorists are traitors to their own faith, trying in effect, to highjack Christianity itself.”

“All Americans must recognize that the face of terror is not the true faith -- face of Islam. Islam is a faith that brings comfort to a billion people around the world. It's a faith that has made brothers and sisters of every race. It's a faith based upon love, not hate.” 2

“All Americans and British must recognise that the face of Anglo American state terror is not the true faith----face of Christianity. Christianity is a faith that brings comfort to a billion people around the world. It’s a faith that has made brothers and sisters of every race. It’s a faith based on love, not hate.

“Acts of terrorism like these emerge from a radical ideology that tolerates no dissent, and justifies the murder of innocent people as the best way to achieve its goals.”3

“Acts of terrorism like the invasion of Iraq emerge from a radical ideology that tolerates no dissent, and justifies murder of innocent people as the best way to achieve its goals.”

It is possible to argue that Bush and Blair have not justified the murder of innocent people as the best way to achieve their goals. But overturning the democracy of the United Nations to start a war of aggression in Iraq in order to seize the oil supply has involved the mass murder of Iraqi civilians as a means to an evil end. The use of depleted uranium and cluster bombs on civilians is unquestionably a war crime. The radical ideology is “The Project for a New American Century”, composed by the neoconservative Christian American Right.

Many would seek to dismiss my view as extremist. However, the Roman Catholic and Church of England Christians have officially condemned the war. In England a “Truth and Reconciliation” programme has been set up by the church to make bridges to the Islamic world shattered by Blair. Americans in this county I have spoken to believe the terror in America on its own people has reached the point where no one dare promulgate such views for fear of the new oppressive Homeland Security laws.

4 Comments:

Blogger Voice 1 said...

Now that was a worthwhile read, thanks.

Staying on the subject of terrorism, I wonder if you have heard of the "Proactive Preemptive Operations Group"? The Asia Times reported on it in November 2002:
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/DK05Ak02.html

P2OG would launch secret operations aimed at "stimulating reactions" among terrorists and states possessing weapons of mass destruction, meaning it would prod terrorist cells into action

Another good question to ask here would be, exactly how many terrorists have been "prodded into action" by the US and Britain? In light of the recent incidents in Basra, where those SAS members were apparently arrested for planting bombs, posing as Arabs according to this article, from the Washington Post they were arrested for planting bombs, although absolutely no mention of that in our press:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/21/AR2005092102124.html

Iraqi police had arrested the Britons on Monday for allegedly shooting at police and planting explosive devices. British troops then broke the men out of jail by ramming an armored vehicle through a wall. In response, Basra residents and police revolted, attacking British forces in the area.

12:36 pm  
Blogger Nick said...

Thanks Voice 1
But why are we destabilising Basra?

1:02 pm  
Blogger Voice 1 said...

Well, I would have thought that the powers that be would want to get out of there, far more than the Americans want to get out of Iraq. I really don't see any point in destabilising Basra though.

1:12 pm  
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